Kim Kelly

Writing, Organizing, and Fighting Fascism in Philadelphia, PA

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Labor columnist at Teen Vogue and freelance contributor to all manner of other publications. Third generation union thug. Writer on labor, antifascism, radical politics, heavy metal, punk, death culture, history, feminism, nonfiction, and things that go bump in the night.

My work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, NPR, the Pacific Standard, the New Republic, the Independent, Gizmodo, Jezebel, Salon, Bitch, VICE, Kerrang, Playboy, The Atlantic, The Chicago Reader, Spin, The Quietus, the Daily Telegraph, Noisey, Bandcamp, Spotify, The Village Voice, Decibel, Terrorizer, FADER, Wondering Sound, The Wire, Iron Fist, and many more. I spent four years as the heavy metal editor for Noisey, VICE's music and culture vertical, and am currently seeking freelance writing opportunities.

Proud member-organizer of the VICE Union and councilperson for the Writers Guild of America, East.

Until we are all free, we are none of us free.

kimkellywrites @ gmail dot com

  • Work
    • Writer / organizer
  • Education
    • Drexel University